Butterfly Gardens, Houses, Exhibits, and Displays Around the World

Get up close and personal with butterflies at a butterfly exhibit near you!

Argentina

Mariposas del Mundo - Museum of Entomology
Italia 650 San Miguel (C.P. 1663), Provincia de Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Phone: (54 11) 4664-2108     
Website      
Email: museo@mariposasdelmundo.com
An entomological museum that harbors important collections of Lepidoptera, Coleoptera and diverse exotic arthropods of the whole world.

Australia

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
P.O. Box 345, Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, Queensland 4872, AUSTRALIA
Phone: 61 7 4093 7575     
Website      
Email: ulysses@australianbutterflies.com
This 3,666 cubic metre aviary is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies, all local to the area, including the electric blue Ulysses butterfly and the largest butterfly in Australia, the Cairns or Australian Birdwing.
Butterfly World
Townsville, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
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20 kms north of Townsville on the Bruce Highway at Healey Creek is a living, fascinating cloud of colourful butterflies in their Butterfly Aviary, a delightful combination of nature walks through gardens and bushland with riverside views and one of Australia's largest static display of butterflies, moths and spiders.
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
5 Strouds Road, Bonville, New South Wales 2441, AUSTRALIA
Phone: 011-61-2-6653-4766      Fax: 011-61-2-6653-4766
Website      
Email: butterflyhouse@bigpond.com
You can discover the secrets of the life cycle of the butterfly, search for well-hidden eggs, caterpillars and pupae and witness the miracle of metamorphosis. You may even have the opportunity to experience the emergence of a brand new butterfly, transforming a soggy insect into a display of brilliant colours.
Melbourne Zoo
Parkville, Vic. 3052, AUSTRALIA
Phone: 61-3-9285 9300      Fax: 61-3-9285 9350
Website      
Email: mz@zoo.org.au
The Butterfly House offers one of the zoo.s most loved . and magical . experiences. Immerse yourself in the lush vegetation that is home to hundreds of spectacularly coloured native butterflies.
Perth Zoo - Butterfly Friendly Garden
20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth 6151, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
Phone: (08) 9474 0444      Fax: (08) 9474 4420
Website      
Email: email@perthzoo.wa.gov.au
Butterflies play an important environmental function as they pollinate plants, allowing them to set seed and reproduce. South-west Australia has few native butterflies and those we do have are becoming less common as a result of habitat loss. Planting native plants can help conserve our butterflies, as well as many other native animal species.
The Bible Museum Butterfly Garden
125-133 Napier Stree, St Arnaud, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Phone: 613 5495 1169     
Website      
Email: info@thebiblemuseum.com.au
The museum garden is a butterfly sanctuary for temperate region butterflies from September to June. There are dozens of types of nectar plants, and host plants for caterpillars. Butterflies that are bred on the premises are released into the garden in fine weather.

Austria

Schmetterlinghaus in Burggarten
Palmenhaus. Hofburg, Wien, AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 1 533 857 0      Fax: +43 1 532 287 2
Website      
Email: stephen.fried@schmetterlinghaus.at
Im Schmetterlinghaus können Sie das ganze Jahr über rund 500 frei lebende und fliegende Schmetterlinge bewundern. Lassen Sie von ihren aussergewöhnlichen Farben betören und beobachten Sie sie Leichtigkeit, mit der diese zarten Wesen durch das lichtdurchflutete Gebäude flattern, vorbei an Wasserfällen und exotischen Pflanzen, nah an ihrem natürlichen Lebensraum.

Belize

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch and Botanical Collections
Mile 8 Chiquibul Road (Cayo), Belmopan, BELIZE
Phone: (501) 820-4017     
Website      
Email: meerman@biological-diversity.info
Located in the Cayo district, between limestone hills covered with lush vegetation you will find "Green Hills", the Belize Butterfly Ranch and Botanical Collections. Flocks of butterflies, from brilliant blue to gorgeous orange, dazzling yellow to intriguing gray, fly freely in a 2,700 sq. ft., beautifully landscaped flight area: The largest live butterfly display in Belize.
Shipstern Nature Reserve Butterfly Centre
P.O. Box 160, 3210 Kerzers/Chiètres FR, BELIZE
Phone: +41 (0) 31 756 04 61      Fax: +41 (0) 31 756 04 69
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Shipstern is also home to the Butterfly Breeding Center at the reserve's headquarters. The Breeding Center has supplied Great Britain, United States, Japan, and Singapore with pupae for their own man-made butterfly habitats. Visit the Butterfly Center on a bright, sunny day as butterflies often hide behind foliage on overcast or rainy days. Over 200 species of butterfly accompany the 200+ species of birds swarming the skies above the Shipstern Lagoon and beyond.
Tropical Wings Nature Center
Cayo District, Six miles west of San Ignacio, BELIZE
Phone: 501 - 823 - 2265     
Website      
Email: reservations@thetrekstop.com
An eco-center featuring interactive exhibits about ecology, biodiversity, birds, bats, ants, plants, the Ancient Maya, and more. Fun and educational, itÂ’s not just for kids! A screened and landscaped 42?x60?x21Â’ butterfly house, spotlighting a wide variety of free-flying butterflies native to Belize.

Colombia

Alas de colombia. Mariposas nativas Ltda.
Calle 26 Norte # 2BN-130 Cali - Valle - Colombia , COLOMBIA
Phone: 57 2 660 5066     
Website      
Email: mercadeo@alasdecolombia.com
First and Only butterfly breeder in Colombia with all legal permits. pupae avaliable all year, do not hesitate to contact us to recieve a brochure.
Metamorphosis - Mariposas de Colombia
Calle 2 Oeste No. 2- 21 Apt. 503, Cali, Valle, COLOMBIA
Phone: 091- 8935807     
Email: metamorphosis@telesat.com.co ; lmcons@hotmail.com
Metamorphosis- Mariposas de Colombia is a registered comercial butterfly farm from Colombia, South America. We are operating a butterfly farm and we offer 50 species of neotropical species (live pupae) to supply Butterfly Exhibits in US and Europe. We want to be included in your list of Butterfly Exhibits
Tanama Insect Farm
Km. 4,5 Vereda Monte Largo, Anolaima, Cundinamarca, COLOMBIA
Phone: (57 1) 4713825 - (57) 3125914801     
Website      
Email: bacomind@yahoo.com
Insect farm and Butterfly garden. Produce tropical insects, specially butterflies, for export live and dried. Works on educational programs, conservation and agro tourism. Handycrafts and products made with insects.

India

Butterfly Park, Bannerghatta National Park
Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA
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Bannerghatta Biological Park is carved out of the Bannerghatta National Park in the year 2002. Bannerghatta National Park was conceived and started in August 1971 for conservation of wildlife and promotion of wildlife tourism with special intension to create recreation facilities to the urban population of the fast growing city Bangalore. Bannerghatta Biological Park is located about 22 Kms south of Bengaluru city. It is one among the few places in the world where wilderness is preserved so close to a big city. It is having different units such as Zoo, Safari, Butterfly Park and Rescue Center (Conservation of captive animals). All the inhabitants have been provided with an appropriate ambience to live in harmony with nature.
Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden
Ghodbunder Road, Thane(W), Owla, Mumbai, INDIA
Phone: +91 98 2077 9729     
Website      
A naturalist and IndiaÂ’s foremost butterfly expert have converted two acres of agricultural land into a butterfly garden for Mumbai. The garden has more than 70 species of butterflies and on any given day it is not rare to see 25 to 30 varieties. The garden is also sometimes visited by migrant species and so you might be surprised to find a few visitors you may not have otherwise expected.
Shillong Butterfly Museum
Meghalaya, Assam, INDIA
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Butterfly Museum at Shillong is 2 km north of Police Bazaar on the Jaiaw Road. It displays butterflies and beetles from India and abroad. The butterflies are also bred here as a conservatory measure.

Kenya

Kipepeo Butterfly Farm
P.O. Box 58, Malindi, Coast Province, 80208-Gede, KENYA
Phone: 011-254-42-32380      Fax: 011-254-42-32380
Website      
Email: kipepeo@africaonline.co.ke
Native African butterflies year-round
The Butterfly Centre - African Butterfly Research Institute
P.O. Box 14308, 256 Dagoretti Road, Karen, Nairobi, KENYA
Phone: 011-254-2-884972      Fax: 011-254-2-884554
Website      
Email: collinsabri@iconnect.co.ke
At butterfly Africa Nairobi, you will see the largest and smallest butterflies in Kenya. The largest butterfly has a wingspan of 15 to 17 centimeters. The butterfly sanctuary is housed in an expansive green house of tropical trees offering a rare insight into the complex world of butterflies. There are guided tours in the sanctuary and explanation about environment, appearance and behavior of the butterflies.

South Africa

Butterflies for Africa
37 Willowton Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, SOUTH AFRICA
Phone: +27-33-3871356     
Website      
Butterflies for Africa is a tropical butterfly centre offering butterflies and a whole lote more! The complex houses a walk-through Butterfly House (housing both exotic and indigenous butterflies), Butterfly Theme Store, Art Gallery, Coffee Shop, Nursery and a Butterfly Garden planted with a large range of butterfly foodplants.
Butterfly World South Africa
P.O. Box 41, Klapmuts 7625, SOUTH AFRICA
Phone: ++27-21-8755628      Fax: ++27 -21-8755230
Website      
Email: esther@yebo.co.za
Butterfly World, the largest free flying park for butterflies in Southern Africa, opened its doors to the public in November 1996. The concept originated in the UK and such enclosed parks can be found in countries throughout the world. Great care was taken with landscaping the stunning indoor garden, which gives as much pleasure, with all its water features and exotic plants., as the beautiful butterflies flying freely around you. Colourful butterfly-friendly birds complete the lovely tropical garden picture.